Catalyst's John Myers reports that State Sen. James Meeks' (D-Chicago) controversial school voucher bill (SB 2494)
will likely face a hearing Thursday in the House Executive Committee.
Rep. Will Davis (D-Chicago) is the House sponsor. While opposition
is solidifying from an array of education stakeholders -- teachers
unions, special education advocates, and some charter school supporters
-- the bill's committee placementhints that House Speaker Michael
Madigan (D-Chicago) supports the legislation. Even if it eventually
passes, Gov. Pat Quinn could still issue a veto.